Aron Eisenberg, best known for playing Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has passed away at the age of 50 from unknown causes. He brought us a fantastic character and, I would argue, one of the best character arcs of any character in any Star Trek. Eisenberg brought a mischievous charm to the character, taking him from juvenile thief to Starfleet Lieutenant. He was also an ardent fan of Star Trek as a whole and ran a podcast, The 7th Rule along side friend and costar Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko). More…
Thirty episodes! And it’s way past time we hit Star Trek again. This time, it’s the series that brought the franchise back to TV. Plus, with the new Picard series coming soon, it’s good to catch up with the Captain, Riker, Data, and all the rest.
Specifically, CBS and Viacom are merging back into one entity. Previously, CBS owned the TV rights to Star Trek while Viacom owned the movie rights (they split up in 2006). It’s partly what led to the JJ Abrams 2009 reboot movies, rather than a continuation of the TNG/DS9/VOY story arc. This will also mean that all of Paramount’s movies will be (theoretically) available on CBS All Access in the future.
It’s not much, but it’s something. The show will air on CBS All Access in the US and on Amazon Prime everywhere else.
It’s finally available for pre-order on Amazon. If you didn’t catch it in theaters Monday (the only time it will be shown on the big screen), you can get the crowd-funded love letter to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on disk when it’s released in August.
Are you a Dork? A Geek? A Nerd? Or all of the above?
Every week, I’ll be rolling out a new podcast with 30 questions on a Geeky topic. Not-so-surprisingly, Episode One is all about Star Trek: The Original Series. Think of it as an in-home game show to play by yourself or with your friends.
By the Prophets! Has it really been a quarter of a century since DS9 debuted?
Giving us a darker, richer, more character-driven series than the previous two incarnations of Star Trek (and most TV Sci-Fi), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine set out on different path and changed the genre forever. By not allowing the characters to warp away from the previous week’s adventure, they were forced to deal with long-term consequences.
Raise a glass of kanar or bloodwine (2309 vintage, if you please) in toast.
Apparently enough people are signing up for CBS All Access to warrant a second season of the newest entry in the Star Trek family.
Six episodes in, what do you all think (or are you, like me, waiting until the season wraps and binge it all)?
Thirty years ago today, Star Trek returned to TV for the first time in two decades. What we got was awkward at first, but turned into something incredible.
Lest it get too big for its britches, the crew at Screen Junkies have put together a loving little roast of TNG in the form of an honest trailer.
What was your favorite TNG moment (aside from that epic moment Crusher got down with a space ghost)?